Holy crap that was FANTASTIC. I like Mayorga, but I was glad to see Oscar shut his punk-ass up. Now we'll have to see if they can work out a deal to fight Floyd Jr. or if Oscar will retire. (I hope he chooses the latter, as Floyd would carve Oscar up, I think.)
It's also a GREAT six weeks of boxing. (Actually we're in about the middle of ten or so great weeks in a row, especially Wladimir's destruction of Chris Byrd, whcih was awesome.)
5/13 - HBO - Hatton-Collazo for Collazo's 147-lb. belt PLUS the De La Hoya-Mayorga replay 5/20 - HBO - Barrera-Juarez for Barrera's 130-lb. belt (s?) and the always entertaining Jorge Barrios 5/27 - HBO - Jhonny Gonzalez-Fernando Montiel for a 115-lb. belt AND two undefeated guys going at it on the undercard 6/3 - SHO - Diego Corrales-Jose Luis Castillo III (enough said) 6/10 - PPV - Antonio Tarver-Bernanrd Hopkins for Tarver's 175-lb. Ring Magazine championship 6/17 - HBO - Jermain Taylor-Winky Wright for Taylor's RING Magazine 160-lb. championship 6/24 - HBO - US Heavyweight (sort of) contender Calvin Brock-Timor Ibragimov plus Dan Rafael's "Love Child" Joel Julio
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I was surprised to see Oscar get up. After the last few fights he had and 20 months off I figured he was kidding himself. Floyd Sr basically said Oscar V Floyd Jr won't happen if he has anything to say about it. This pretty much sums up Oscar's choices (sports.yahoo.com)
Awesome awesome fight, indeed. Going into it, I was rooting for Oscar to win, but I didnt think he would.
I wish Mayorga spoke english, because I would really like to hear his thoughts on Oscar and the fight now word for word, instead of having to read a paraphrased summary of whatever he ends up saying like I'm sure I'll have to settle for.
The scores seem about right, they could have been lower with the point deduction and still have been OK. The point deduction itself seemed harsh, since Hatton didn't actually hit Mayweather, he got the top rope.